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Mapping The Markets by Robin Griffiths, Deborah Owen

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12 Sectors

Despite the fact that neither the US nor the European stockmarkets are likely to be in a secular uptrend over the coming decade, some sectors in these markets will do extremely well on the back of the investment themes outlined earlier. Investors who are nervous about investing directly in the stockmarkets of less-developed countries can structure their domestic equity portfolios in such a way that they, too, can benefit from their secular uplift.

Commodities

In investment terms, commodities are at the forefront of the catch-up economies’ march towards industrialisation. China’s appetite for base metals and energy is particularly voracious. It is now the largest importer of iron ore and steel. In 2000, it imported 70m tonnes ...

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